Food Security

Many fleeing Burundi have no wish to return

KIGOMA, Tanzania, 21 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Aid agencies are warning a cholera outbreak is creating major health crisis among tens of thousands of people who have fled Burundi for neighbouring Tanzania. It's a journey many of the refugees have made before. Some have no desire to return home. full report

Insecurity fuels food shortages in northern Cameroon

MAROUA, 19 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Nearly 200,000 people in northern Cameroon don't have enough to eat due to ongoing attacks by Boko Haram. full report

What a funding crisis is doing to AIDS patients in Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU, 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Funding shortfalls mean food programmes for HIV/AIDS patients in Burkina Faso are being cut back, leaving thousands of vulnerable people at risk: full report

Zimbabwe plunges towards a food crisis

Mhondoro-Ngezi , 14 May 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Farisai Moyo was hoping for a bumper harvest this year, but all he has to show for his hard work is a field of wilted maize – the result of a prolonged dry spell across much of Zimbabwe that is likely to tip the country into food crisis full report

IRIN’s Top Picks: Bad jokes, innovation and apathy

DUBAI , 20 March 2015 (IRIN Global) - Welcome to IRIN's reading list. Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share some of their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. We also highlight key upcoming conferences, book releases and policy debates. full report

Ebola: Liberia's long road to recovery

BO-WATERSIDE, LIBERIA, 4 March 2015 (IRIN Africa) - Liberia has lifted nationwide curfews and reopened its land borders with key trading partners Sierra Leone and Guinea, but a full recovery from the economic impact of the Ebola outbreak will take time. Many people have lost their jobs and more than 80 percent of rural families and three-quarters of urban households now report being food insecure. full report

Disaster warnings ignored in Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, 2 March 2015 (IRIN Asia) - Lives and livelihoods are being lost unnecessarily in Sri Lanka because local communities are ignoring disaster warnings. More than 70 people died in the last two months of 2014 as a result of floods and landslides while the earlier part of the year was marked by a prolonged drought, severely impacting the rice harvest. full report

A map of hunger in 2015 - where to watch

LONDON, 17 February 2015 (IRIN Africa) - An interactive map of countries that are likely to face major food shortages in 2015. full report

How Boko Haram brought hunger to northern Cameroon

Maroua, 28 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - More than half a million people in Cameroon’s Far North region are in need of urgent food aid, the government says, as attacks by militant group Boko Haram have forced farmers to abandon their fields, shut down local markets, and halted the movement of people and goods. full report

After Ebola: What next for West Africa’s health systems

NAIROBI, 26 January 2015 (IRIN Africa) - As rates of Ebola infection fall in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone planning has begun on how to rebuild public health systems and learn lessons from the outbreak. full report

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